More than two-thirds of all homes in America have some form of air conditioning system. Perhaps the most popular options include central air systems and window air conditioning units. But did you know there was another viable option; a split air conditioner?
Split air conditioners have been used by home builders for many years now. In addition to being installed in numerous residential buildings, they are also a popular cooling alternative for commercial and education buildings. Split air units are often used in homes and businesses where installing air ducts would be impractical or even cost prohibitive.
What are Split Air Conditioners?
Split air conditioners are somewhat similar to the traditional central air conditioners that most people are at least vaguely familiar. Each split air unit is comprised of two basic components; an outdoor condenser and an indoor air handler. Unlike central air systems, which are connected via a series of air ducts, a mini split air conditioner is linked via a series of power cables, suction and refrigerant tubes, and condensation drains.
What Are the Advantages of Split Air Units?
Perhaps the biggest benefit of split air units is the ability to regulate energy consumption. Each split air unit can power up to four distinct air handlers. As each air handler comes complete with its own thermostat, the home owner has the option to turn off the unit in any room that is not being used. Furthermore, since these units do not depend upon air ducts to move cooled air around the house, they do not experience the massive amount of energy loss typically associated with central air conditioning systems.
If you are looking for a viable alternative to traditional central air conditioning systems you may want to consider installing a mini split air conditioner. Always contact a certified professional with any additional questions or concerns that you may have.